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Trains to Aberystwyth

The solid and imposing terminus building of Aberystwyth station was built in 1925 by the Great Western Railway, but trains first started arriving in the town in the 1860s. This was a period of major change for what had been, up to that point, a country town. The railway created a tourism boom, with the town’s first pier opening on the same day as the new railway line, and hotels began springing up on the seafront and elsewhere in town. One such development fell into bankruptcy and was sold to become the University College of Wales in 1872 – renamed as Aberystwyth University in 2007. During term time, almost half the population of the town are students. Alongside regular train services, Aberystwyth station is also the terminus for the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway, a steam heritage railway that runs for almost twelve miles between the town and Devil’s Bridge through the beautiful countryside of Ceredigion.

Station details & facilities

The station building has mainly been sold off and converted to, among other things, a Wetherspoons pub, which has won awards for maintaining its historical architectural features. The station itself has a single main-line platform, accessed via Alexandra Road or the station car park. Within the station, there is a coffee shop and a restaurant, a ticket office and machines, and toilets off the platform. Aberystwyth bus station is just outside on Alexandra Road.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:10 - 17:40
    Saturday 07:15 - 17:40
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Help provided by on train staff
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers :
  • Baby change :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Arriva Trains Wales
  • Car parking spaces : 15

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    On the platform 


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Aberystwyth


Aberystwyth Railway Station, Station Yard, Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1LH
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:10 - 17:40
Saturday 07:15 - 17:40
Sunday Closed

Aberystwyth Live Departures



Arriva Trains Wales

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Birmingham International

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